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'If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them.' Sunday Reflections, Pentecost, Year A

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Pentecost Cupola, San Marco, Venice Italian Mosaic Artist [Web Gallery of Art]

Pentecost Sunday, at the Vigil Mass (Saturday evening), Years ABC
NB: The Vigil Mass has its own prayers and readings. Those for the Mass During the Day should not be used – though some priests seem to be unaware of this. It is incorrect to refer to this Vigil Mass as an ‘anticipated Mass’. It is a celebration proper to the evening before Pentecost Sunday and may be celebrated in an extended form, like the Easter Vigil. It also fulfils the Sunday obligation.
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
GospelJohn 7:37-39 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out …

'Stake your lives on noble ideals, my dear young people!' Sunday Reflections, Pentecost, Year C

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Pentecost, Sir Anthony van Dyck [Web Gallery of Art]

Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Vigil Mass(Years A, B and C)
Mass during the Day
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) [This page gives the readings for both the Vigil Mass and the Mass during the Day]
Liturgical Note. Pentecost, like Easter and some other solemnities, has a Vigil, properly so-called. This is not an ‘anticipated Mass’ but a Vigil Mass in its own right, with its own set of prayers and readings. It fulfils our Sunday obligation. There may be an extended Liturgy of the Word, similar to the Easter Vigil, with all the Old Testament readings used.
The prayers and readings of the Mass During the Day should not be used for the Vigil Mass, nor those of the Vigil Mass for the Mass During the Day. 
GospelJohn 20:19-23 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the…

Images of Pentecost Which Are Saturated With the Spirit

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When the Holy Spirit inspires artists to create art with, through and in Him, their creations touch our inner selves. They are not only beautiful but also imbued with a mystical essence which gives them spiritual power.

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'As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ Sunday Reflections, Pentecost, Year B

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Pentecost, Sir Anthony van Dyck [Web Gallery of Art]

Vigil Mass
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)

Mass during the Day
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
GospelJohn 20:19-23 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the…